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By 8th December 2018October 30th, 2020Blackboard

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for a four-year postdoctoral position in 17th and/or 18th century Korean history as part of the European Research Council funded project (H2020-ERC CoG 758347), Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598, led by ICREA Professor Rebekah Clements and hosted by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The successful candidate must be willing to work on the environmental, economic, and/or demographic aftermath of the Imjin War in Korea (preferably focusing on the 17th and/or 18th century) and to develop independent research within the context of the Aftermath project. Applications are particularly welcome from researchers whose proposed work would be located within a regional context, borderlands, or who work on another East Asian country in addition to Korea. The main language of the project is English and candidates are not required to speak Spanish or Catalan. However, the successful candidate will be encouraged to acquire a basic competence in one of these languages during their tenure so as to be able to participate in locally organized events.

We offer a full time research position for up to 4 years (subject to an evaluation after the first 12 months) in an innovative research project funded within the prestigious ERC framework. The candidate will have access to a stimulating research environment as part of a team of researchers, as well as generous funding for fieldwork, the purchase of books, and conference travel. The position is regulated by a post-doctoral labour contract for research staff at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, salary range €21,180-€28,180 for EURAXESS R2 or €28,180-€34,180 for EURAXESS R3, work hours of 37.5 per week plus paid holidays. Depending on qualifications and experience, the salary range can be negotiated. See The successful candidate will be provided with office space in the shared office of the project on the main campus of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and will be expected to be regularly present in the office to work with other members of the team.

For further details go to  Closing date: 17th Feb 2019.

Rebekah Clements

ICREA Research Professor

Departament de Traducció i d’Interpretació i d’Estudis d’Àsia Oriental

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

PI of ERC Horizon 2020 project “Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598”

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 758347).